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Study in Germany: Gerda Henkel Foundation for International Students 2022

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

The Gerda Henkel Foundation will provide the amount of 1,600 euros, and The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a scholarship is not possible. The funding period for PhD scholarships of the Foundation is up to two years.

Application Deadline:  Applications for PhD scholarships are considered throughout the year. Recipients of PhD scholarships will be selected four times a year. 

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value of Award: 1,600 euros

Number of Awards: 50


  • You must have to enroll in PhD degree coursework at the university.
  • If an applicant was 25 when graduating, they can still apply to the Foundation for a Ph.D. scholarship when they are 35. This age limit shall be extended to consider the following situations: night school, bringing up children, military service, work experience, and other exceptional circumstances.
  • You must have at least 1.5 or above in Germany (comparable with grade A in other countries). For candidates with a foreign degree, a special examination for inclusion in the selection process will be performed in the Foundation’s office.
  • You must have a certificate of English language proficiency.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the scholarship application form, and Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via the online recommendation form by their authors with a personal signature. Please do not additionally send the documents by email and postal mail.

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